Outfield Quotes

Outfield Quotes by Cody Bellinger, Ederson, Lefty Gomez, Walter Alston, Al Kaline, Monte Irvin and many others.

I grew up playing in the outfield and junior year of high school I went over to first base and got some tidbits from my dad, but it kind of came naturally to me.
The role of a goalkeeper in Pep‘s team is like the 11th outfield player on the pitch, in terms of the build-up, the pressing. I think it’s more difficult. There is a bigger responsibility because you can’t afford to make any mistakes. If you do, it probably ends in an opposition goal.
The secret of my success was clean living and a fast outfield.
I’ve won plenty of games by knowing when to take out my pitcher; whom to replace him with; or how to place my infield or outfield to defend properly against the opposing hitter.
One reason outfielders don’t have stronger arms might be they don’t practice as much as we did. Most teams today don’t take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports nowbasketball, football, soccer – for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms.
The reason we had an all-black outfield in ’51 is Don Mueller got hurt, so Hank Thompson was a legitimate replacement. So what? People talk about, ‘You’re the first to do this. You’re the first to do that.’ Don’t dwell on race all the time.
When I was young, it was fun being in the locker room and shagging balls in the outfield in spring training. But I couldn’t keep my attention on the games for more than 30 minutes. I would sit there with my Game Boy the whole game.
Shane Larkin
The first time I carried drinks was during the 2004 Champions Trophy. It was a wet outfield and I was running with the drinks and I couldn’t stop myself and just went sliding into Sourav Ganguly, who was giving a team chat in the huddle.
I think I’m a guy who loves to play defense. I have a great time in the outfield. I think it’s fun robbing guys on hits – there are plenty of times you’re gonna be robbed as a hitter.
A goalkeeping unit is different from outfield; the psychology is different.
I was nicknamed Skeeter in Little League because I was small and fast, like a mosquito flying across the outfield.
I started playing soccer at age 6 and played both outfield and goalie. Back then, no one wanted to go on goalie – coaches would make deals with me so I’d do it. It’s a tough position as a kid.
Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player. He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.
My dad suggested I change and try to play in goal. I always liked being at the heart of the action, trying to experience different situations and different challenges. One year, I decided to try playing in goal – after that, I was going to go back to playing outfield.
Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It’s hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
I played handball up until I joined United, both as a goalkeeper and an outfield player.
Neuer is by far the best keeper I’ve played with and is also outstanding outfield.
A lot of people say that you go to the outfield and just run and go get a ball, but it’s still not that easy.
The outfield is solid, so is the catching and the infield.
I loved running. I can catch everything in the outfield. I could throw people out from the fence.
With Bayern, we want a lot of ball possession and to control the play, so I operate sometimes like the 11th outfield player. Thus I am included a lot into the build-up play and have a lot of touches of the ball.
I always loved the signs on the outfield walls, and I’ll never forget the one in Philadelphia. It said, ‘The Phillies use Lifebuoy soap,’ and underneath was scrawled, ‘And they still stink.’
You can’t win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield. You’re only as good as the team you have behind you.
I think we’re in a new era of baseball where it’s not OK to have a lumbering slugger in the corner of the outfield not catching the ball, and not taking the extra base.